This image stays with me from last week’s Black Friday sales, wherein over 212 million Americans went shopping to buy
their Christmas presents at a good bargain. With less than a month until Christmas, what gifts to buy is a conundrum faced by many.
After all, how does one find a gift that is both meaningful and cost effective? How also does one not lose sight of one’s faith and of the celebration of Christ’s birth throughout this annual ritual of consumerism?
An answer to all of these questions is a CAFOD World Gift. These are presents which will make Christmas special for someone in the developing world by helping them break free from poverty. What could be better than helping a child learn to read, or providing a uniform and stationery so that they can make 2012 the year they first attend school? Why not help a family provide for themselves by giving seeds for a vegetable garden, or chickens, ducks, even a goat?
There’s a gift for every budget, and every pound makes all the difference. The recipient in the UK will receive a beautifully illustrated card telling of the benefit their gift has had. Have a look at www.cafod.org.uk/worldgifts to see the whole range and order today!
This year, CAFOD Westminster is also selling donated designer gifts on EBay to benefit our poverty fighting work around the world. There are a plethora of items available: handbags from Jigsaw and Karen Millen, shoes from Jimmy Choo and Emma Hope, clothing from Ghost, and much more! These will be listed and sold until they’re all gone, with all of the sale—100%–benefiting CAFOD. Quantities are limited, so have a look and make your bid today! Visit http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/thirstforchange/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686 to see all of the items for sale.